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Caffagni, L., Löfgren, I., Martins, G. & Sartoretto, P. (Eds.). (2024). The Planalto riots: Making and unmaking a failed coup in Brazil. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Planalto riots: Making and unmaking a failed coup in Brazil
2024 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Historical events often carry an air of uncertainty, like a fog that veils their boundaries. Questions arise about when the historical process leading to a coup d’état, or in the case examined in this book, an attempted coup, truly begins. How is it orchestrated? What delineates its scope? Who are the involved actors, and what fields of study and knowledge are essential for comprehending it?

This book delves into the attempted coup that transpired on January 8, 2023, in Brasilia, Brazil, following the defeat of Jair Bolsonaro and the inauguration of his successor, President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva. On that day, thousands of extremist Bolsonaro supporters invaded, sacked, and vandalized federal government buildings in Brasília with the aim of inciting a military coup against the Lula da Silva government and reinstating Jair Bolsonaro as the president of Brazil.

The essays and artistic interventions in this collection aim to unravel the various dimensions of this pivotal event. They discuss the origins, occurrence, and aftermath of anti-democratic Bolsonarist mobilizations, with a specific focus on the communicative and symbolic aspects of this historical occurrence.

From examining historical aspects to exploring aesthetic meanings, communication strategies, and the dynamics of a collective unconscious, “The Planalto Riots: Making and Unmaking a Failed Coup in Brazil” provides a critical perspective on the intricate process of how an attempted coup is both constructed and dismantled.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, 2024. p. 254
Series
Theory on Demand ; 51
National Category
Communication Studies Political Science History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-63527 (URN)9789083328270 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-02-12 Created: 2024-02-12 Last updated: 2024-02-12Bibliographically approved
Jeppesen, S. & Sartoretto, P. (2023). Cartographies of Resistance: Counter-Data Mapping as the New Frontier of Digital Media Activism. Media and Communication, 11(1), 150-162
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cartographies of Resistance: Counter-Data Mapping as the New Frontier of Digital Media Activism
2023 (English)In: Media and Communication, E-ISSN 2183-2439, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 150-162Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the first datafied pandemic, the production of interactive Covid-19 data maps was intensified by state institutions and corporate media. Maps have been used by states and citizens to understand the advance and retreat of the contagion and monitor vaccine rates. However, the visualisations being used are often based on non-comparable data types across countries, leading to visual misrepresentations. Many pandemic data visualisations have consequently had a negative impact on public debate, contributing to an infodemic of disinformation that has stigmatised marginalised groups and detracted from social justice objectives. Counter to such hegemonic mapping, counter-data maps, produced by marginalised groups, have revealed hidden inequalities, supporting calls for intersectional health justice. This article investigates the ways in which various intersectional global communities have appropriated data, produced counter-data maps, unveiled hidden social realities, and generated more authentic social meanings through emergent counter-data mapping imaginaries. We use a comparative multi-case study, based on a multi case-study of three Covid-19 data mapping projects, namely Data for Black Lives (US), Indigenous Emergency (Brazil), and CityLab maps (global). Our findings indicate that counter-data mapping imaginaries are deeply embedded in community-oriented notions of spatiality and relationality. Moreover, the cartographic process tends to reflect alternative imaginaries through four key dimensions of data mapping practice—objectives, uses, production, and ownership. We argue that counter-data mapping is the new frontier of digital media activism and community communication, as it extends the projects of data justice and community media activism, generating new practices in the activist repertoire of communicative action.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cogitatio Press, 2023
Keywords
activist maps; CityLab; Covid-19; Data for Black Lives; data imaginaries; data justice; data mapping; Indigenous Emergency
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-59925 (URN)10.17645/mac.v11i1.6043 (DOI)001035805800007 ()2-s2.0-85149280070 (Scopus ID)GOA;;863109 (Local ID)GOA;;863109 (Archive number)GOA;;863109 (OAI)
Available from: 2023-02-28 Created: 2023-02-28 Last updated: 2023-08-22Bibliographically approved
Sartoretto, P. & Kalinina, E. (2023). Communicative solidarity – networked resistance to neoliberalism in urban spaces. In: : . Paper presented at Geomedia Conference - Digital Geographies of Hope, 20-22 September 2023, Tampere, Finland.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Communicative solidarity – networked resistance to neoliberalism in urban spaces
2023 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this presentation we propose that solidarity networks in urban settings as a communicAction process can be understood politically as forging symmetric relations between communicating subjects through the appropriation of technologies and emergence of social technologies. Urbanization processes throughout the 20th century led to fragmentation of communities – dissociation between living and work, zoning of cities (live, work, study, consumption), as well as diminishing public spaces and urban areas where the main focus is not consumption. Coupled with post-industrial urbanization, neoliberalism has gained dominance as a political system with both local and global effects. Lives mediated by consumption and the individual biography as a market endeavor intensify in hyper mediatized urban centers. Furthermore, increasing precarization that reduces the security of contemporary life leading, for many, to precarious existences lacking the stability to plan their lives. These processes happen in a context of space schizophrenia (Santos, 2021) in which places are both singular and global, while citizenship is practically exercised to a great extent at the local level because global actors are anti-citizen. Fragmentation and breaking of connections are particularly visible in times of crises, however, at these times we can also see the need for these connections and how people act to (re) build these connections. This reconstruction can be understood as a communicative process structured by the constructions of communities as shared existence (Paiva, 2005). With the dismantling of the welfare state and the safety net it provides, individuals are left alone to self organize and solidarity the emerges as a strategy of action with practical and political aims to disrupt isolationism. Local solidarity enacted through communication becomes thus an expression of citizenship. Sociotechnical dispositives for citizen centered urban management – Refugees Welcome Stockholm, Transport a Sister – Help Ukraine, community gardens, community kitchens, compliance activism. In authoritarian regime, certain kinds of urban solidarity regime might be the only option that leaves a fissure for political organization.

National Category
Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-62979 (URN)
Conference
Geomedia Conference - Digital Geographies of Hope, 20-22 September 2023, Tampere, Finland
Available from: 2023-11-30 Created: 2023-11-30 Last updated: 2023-11-30Bibliographically approved
Sartoretto, P. (2023). Communidade na pós-globalização: promessas e dívidas da revolução digital [Community in post-global times: promises and failures of the digital revolution]. In: L. Bulcão & C. H. Ribeiro dos Santos (Ed.), Espíritos utópicos: a regeneração do comum [Utopian Spirits - Regenerating the Commons]: (pp. 225-232). São Roque: Gênio Editorial
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Communidade na pós-globalização: promessas e dívidas da revolução digital [Community in post-global times: promises and failures of the digital revolution]
2023 (Portuguese)In: Espíritos utópicos: a regeneração do comum [Utopian Spirits - Regenerating the Commons] / [ed] L. Bulcão & C. H. Ribeiro dos Santos, São Roque: Gênio Editorial , 2023, p. 225-232Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
São Roque: Gênio Editorial, 2023
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-63012 (URN)978-65-81716-12-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-12-07 Created: 2023-12-07 Last updated: 2023-12-11Bibliographically approved
Löfgren, I., Sartoretto, P. & Rosa, A. P. (2023). Das práticas à circulaçãode sentidos: olhares sobre amidiatização do processo eleitoralna Suécia e no Brasil [From practices to meaning circulation: insights about mediatization of elections in Sweden and Brazil]. In: A. Weschenfelder, A. F. Neto & V. Borelli (Ed.), Midiatização, pandemia e eleições: Disputas e transformações nas discursividades contemporâneas (pp. 347-372). Campina Grande, Paraíba: Eduepb
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Das práticas à circulaçãode sentidos: olhares sobre amidiatização do processo eleitoralna Suécia e no Brasil [From practices to meaning circulation: insights about mediatization of elections in Sweden and Brazil]
2023 (Portuguese)In: Midiatização, pandemia e eleições: Disputas e transformações nas discursividades contemporâneas / [ed] A. Weschenfelder, A. F. Neto & V. Borelli, Campina Grande, Paraíba: Eduepb , 2023, p. 347-372Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Campina Grande, Paraíba: Eduepb, 2023
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-62961 (URN)978-85-7879-872-7 (ISBN)978-85-7879-869-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-11-29 Created: 2023-11-29 Last updated: 2023-11-29Bibliographically approved
Sartoretto, P. & Martins, L. (2023). Indigenous Cartographies in the Covid19 Pandemic. In: : . Paper presented at Conference of the International Communication Association, Toronto, Canada, 25-30 May 2023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Indigenous Cartographies in the Covid19 Pandemic
2023 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

For Indigenous populations in Brazil, maps are instruments of (in)visibility. Official maps have erased Indigenous territories and communities while cartographic representations have been a tool of resistance for Indigenous activists. These dynamics intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic when the spread of the virus among indigenous populations was poorly reported and absent from hegemonic contagion maps. Negligence from the state threatened the survival of communities around the country who organized collectively to create their own cartographic representations of the pandemic through resistant appropriations of media and data. 

This paper draws on interviews with Indigenous leaders and media activists to discuss processes of data appropriation and resistant cartographies during the Covid 19 pandemic. Findings highlight the use of data and counter mapping strategies for self-representation and political action that must be understood through a non-media centric perspective, drawing from conceptualizations at the intersection between human geography, communication, and post-colonial theory. 

National Category
Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-62978 (URN)
Conference
Conference of the International Communication Association, Toronto, Canada, 25-30 May 2023
Available from: 2023-11-30 Created: 2023-11-30 Last updated: 2023-11-30Bibliographically approved
Sartoretto, P. & Jeppesen, S. (2023). Smart Cities: A critical communication for social change intervention. In: : . Paper presented at Conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research, IAMCR 2023, 9-13 July 2023, Lyon, France.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Smart Cities: A critical communication for social change intervention
2023 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the first pandemic of the datafied society, interactive COVID-19 data maps have entered citizen media diets, as governments and media communicate COVID-19 case counts through cartographic data visualizations. These are used by state and citizens alike to understand how contagion advances and retreats, assess mobility patterns, and monitor vaccination numbers. However, they are often based on non-comparable data types across countries, including varied reporting criteria and timeframes, leading to visual misrepresentations. Moreover, many pandemic data visualizations have had a negative impact on public debate and action, contributing to the infodemic of disinformation, stigmatizing marginalized groups, and detracting from social justice objectives. Counter to hegemonic maps, spatial representations developed through grassroots data appropriation have been redrawn by marginalized groups to reveal hidden inequalities and support calls for intersectional health justice. This paper investigates the counter-mapping imaginaries of community activists who use data to unveil realities and shape social meanings, focusing on three counter-mapping case studies–City Lab, Data4BlackLives, and Indigenous Emergency. We find that counter-mapping data imaginaries are deeply embedded in notions of spatiality and relationality across four dimensions of analysis: objectives, uses, production, and ownership. These findings help us to better understand how counter-data maps construct new social realities, through not just the maps themselves but also the processes of creating them, with the potential to support self-determined communities through cartographies of resistance.

National Category
Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-62977 (URN)
Conference
Conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research, IAMCR 2023, 9-13 July 2023, Lyon, France
Available from: 2023-11-30 Created: 2023-11-30 Last updated: 2023-11-30Bibliographically approved
Sartoretto, P. & Caffagni, L. G. (2022). Da Representação Cultural à Mudança Estrutural: O Problema da Comunicação Indígena no Brasil [From cultural representation to structural change: challenges in Indigenous communication in Brazil]. In: L. Milhomens (Ed.), Comunicação, questão Indígena emovimentos sociais: Reflexões Necessárias (pp. 39-62). Manaus, AM: EDUA - Editora da Universidade Federal do Amazonas
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Da Representação Cultural à Mudança Estrutural: O Problema da Comunicação Indígena no Brasil [From cultural representation to structural change: challenges in Indigenous communication in Brazil]
2022 (Portuguese)In: Comunicação, questão Indígena emovimentos sociais: Reflexões Necessárias / [ed] L. Milhomens, Manaus, AM: EDUA - Editora da Universidade Federal do Amazonas , 2022, p. 39-62Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Manaus, AM: EDUA - Editora da Universidade Federal do Amazonas, 2022
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-55918 (URN)978-85-5467-179-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-02-21 Created: 2022-02-21 Last updated: 2022-02-21Bibliographically approved
Lundström, M. & Sartoretto, P. (2022). The temporal nexus of collective memory mediation: print and digital media in Brazil’s Landless Movement 1984-2019. Social Movement Studies, 21(4), 453-468
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The temporal nexus of collective memory mediation: print and digital media in Brazil’s Landless Movement 1984-2019
2022 (English)In: Social Movement Studies, ISSN 1474-2837, E-ISSN 1474-2829, Vol. 21, no 4, p. 453-468Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Social movement scholarship has increasingly shown how continuous mobilization depends on collective memory construction. This article sets out to study this formative activity in a changing media landscape. It asks how activists navigate the temporal nexus of collective memory mediation. The empirical focus is on Brazil's Landless Rural Workers' Movement (MST), a well-established organization that since the early 1980s has communicated its collective memories on several media platforms. This article also demonstrates, through a corpus analysis of MST's internal newspaper, Jornal Sem Terra (1984-2014), and its Facebook page (2014-2019), how collective memories of rural violence serve various functions in these different media. The empirical study verifies the formative implication of rural violence for Brazil's landless movement, but also unveils notable differences between the newspaper and Facebook in this regard. Whereas Jornal Sem Terra employed a horizontal collective memory construction through contemporary documentation of ongoing and upcoming events, the Facebook posts primarily engaged in the vertical extraction of already established memories. In other words, the print media produced a narrative around collective memories of rural violence, and these memories were re-produced through digital media platforms. These empirical findings implicate that renewed methodologies are needed in future studies of social movements.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2022
Keywords
Temporality; social media; Facebook; historiography; MST; Brazil
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-52145 (URN)10.1080/14742837.2021.1905510 (DOI)000635832100001 ()2-s2.0-85103539388 (Scopus ID)HOA;;1541954 (Local ID)HOA;;1541954 (Archive number)HOA;;1541954 (OAI)
Available from: 2021-04-06 Created: 2021-04-06 Last updated: 2022-12-18Bibliographically approved
Suzina, A. C. & Sartoretto, P. (2021). Dossiê: Pensamento comunicacional latino-americano - desafios e perspectivas da des-ocidentalização no Sul Global, Volume II: Romper as fronteiras do conhecimento [Introduction: Special Issue: Latin American Communication Theory - de-westernisation challenges and perspectives in the Global South - Volume II - Breaking the Borders of Knowledge]. Comunicação, Mídia e Consumo, 18(52), 192-196
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dossiê: Pensamento comunicacional latino-americano - desafios e perspectivas da des-ocidentalização no Sul Global, Volume II: Romper as fronteiras do conhecimento [Introduction: Special Issue: Latin American Communication Theory - de-westernisation challenges and perspectives in the Global South - Volume II - Breaking the Borders of Knowledge]
2021 (Portuguese)In: Comunicação, Mídia e Consumo, ISSN 1806-4981, E-ISSN 1983-7070, Vol. 18, no 52, p. 192-196Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing, 2021
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-54293 (URN)10.18568/cmc.v18i52.2543 (DOI)POA;intsam;54293 (Local ID)POA;intsam;54293 (Archive number)POA;intsam;54293 (OAI)
Available from: 2021-08-20 Created: 2021-08-20 Last updated: 2021-08-20Bibliographically approved
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